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Growing Carrots.

Ah the carrot! The convenient crunch in your lunch. A mainstay in soups, stews, salads and just general snacking. Easy to grow, garden varieties are so much sweeter than standard, bagged, store varieties, especially after a few frosts. Store them right in the ground through the winter with a heavy straw mulch and pull when needed. In a root cellar, store in sand or sawdust.

Carrot seeds are tiny. Therefore, planting depth is about 1/8″ to 1/2″. Soak loamy, well worked soil before planting seeds and sprinkle ever so lightly until germination. Seedlings appear 14 to 21 days later. Thin to a spacing of 1″ to 2″ apart. Our onion weeder is the perfect tool for that, but a pair of scissors works well too. Days to maturity varies by type, but carrots can be planted from early spring to August 1st (longer season areas.) Harvest when deep orange. 

Good companion crops are beans, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, radishes and tomatoes. A bad companion crop is dill.

Growing Carrots.

Ah the carrot! The convenient crunch in your lunch. A mainstay in soups, stews, salads and just general snacking. Easy to grow, garden varieties are so much sweeter than standard, bagged, store varieties, especially after a few frosts. Store them right in the ground through the winter with a heavy straw mulch and pull when needed. In a root cellar, store in sand or sawdust.

Carrot seeds are tiny. Therefore, planting depth is about 1/8″ to 1/2″. Soak loamy, well worked soil before planting seeds and sprinkle ever so lightly until germination. Seedlings appear 14 to 21 days later. Thin to a spacing of 1″ to 2″ apart. Our onion weeder is the perfect tool for that, but a pair of scissors works well too. Days to maturity varies by type, but carrots can be planted from early spring to August 1st (longer season areas.) Harvest when deep orange. 

Good companion crops are beans, lettuce, onions, peas, peppers, radishes and tomatoes. A bad companion crop is dill.

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